April was a busy month, with lots of little sweet babies! This little one was particularly special. I met his mom Elizabeth a couple of years ago when I had first started shooting births, she has been a birth photographer for many years. I attended her workshop and we have developed a friendship/mentorship ever since. She was one of the first to encourage me when I filmed my first birth, and has just been a great friend all along. When you meet Elizabeth, you just can't help but love her.
When she told me a few months back she was pregnant I was so excited for her and her sweet family... They are all as sweet as her! Then she asked if I would film her birth... Hmmm, let me think. UH, YEAH!!! Needless to say I was honored to be there with her and to be able to present her with a keepsake of that special day.
It was a long day, and while she has always had difficult labors, this little one gave her a run for her money. We all were sure he was going to be an April fools baby, until the clock hit 10:30pm and still no baby. But, like any good April fools joke, he decided to cooperate at the last minute and made it before midnight!
Grab some tissue and enjoy the arrival of baby Owen!